French Fry Fire As Delivery Truck Containing 40,000 Pounds Of Burger King Fries Goes Up In Smoke

Burger King likes to market its "flame-broiled" hamburgers, but on Tuesday it was the company's French fries that were put to the fire.

Some 40,000 pounds of frozen fries en route from Canada's Prince Edward Island to New Jersey were given the extra-crispy treatment as the delivery truck burned in the parking lot of a Walmart in Waterville, Maine, according to WMUR.

The Portland Press-Herald tweeted a photo of the scene as firefighters fought the flames (and maybe some hunger pangs from the smell):

Waterville Fire Chief David LaFountain told the Press-Herald that the fire appears to have started with overheated brakes, but that the burning fries did not present any special safety issue beyond a normal fire.

It would be more of a danger if it were something hazardous, but it looks like ordinary combustible material,” he told the paper.

There were no reports of injuries -- but Jersey BK fans, you might want to get your French fry fix taken care of now. Just in case.



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